12/17/09
Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.   Blue-winged Olives
2.   Little Black Winter Stoneflies
3.   Streamers - matching sculpin, baitfish and small crayfish
4.   Midges

Current Conditions/Forecast for the Great Smoky Mountains:
The calendar Fall season ends in four days, or the 20th of December, and Winter begins. It
appears it will get started the right way - cold. It appears the temperature may reach near 50 in
the foothills today, but by tomorrow night it will probably start snowing. The forecast for Saturday
is showing snow and Saturday night will be cold. I feel sure the upper elevations of the park will
get a good dose of snow. Both Friday and Saturday should be good fishing days for those that
know how to fish colder water. Catching trout on Sunday will be on the difficult side of the
spectrum. Saturday night temperatures in the foothills should be only about 26 degrees and it
will be much colder in the higher elevations.

Basics of Fly Fishing: Trout Food Series - Top Tips on Dipterans
Continuing with our basics series, today's Top Tips on Dipterans  may seem
unimportant since it is probably a strange word to many of you, but it certainly isn't.

Stream and Lake Destinations - East Prong Little River (GSMNP),
Tennessee
Continuing on with our Great Smoky Mountains National Park Streams, check out
our "Perfect Fly" stream section's link to the
East Prong of the Little River, or
what anglers call "Little River".

Copyright 2009 James Marsh